China wants to strengthen partnership with Portugal – Xi

China wants to strengthen its
relations with Portugal through a strategic partnership that
aims to take advantage of the Iberian country’s important
location along Beijing’s road and belt initiative, China’s
President Xi Jinping wrote on Sunday.


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LVMH’s Institut des Métiers d’Excellence Strengthens Partnership With Italy

FLORENCE — LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton is strengthening its vocational training model as its Institut des Métiers d’Excellence has signed three partnerships in Italy.
The announcement was made at Palazzo Pucci, which houses IME’s Italian headquarters, during a ceremony that celebrated last year’s graduates and marked the official beginning of IME’s second academic year in Italy.
The three partnerships will focus on training future talents in artisanal and retail skills. A program teaching technical expertise in assembling women’s footwear has been introduced with the Politecnico Calzaturiero in Capriccio di Vigonza, near Padua. The course includes 500 hours of theoretical and laboratory classes and 400 hours of internship in a LVMH company, including Christian Dior, Louis Vuitton and Rossimoda.
Retail-wise, a “Master in Luxury, Customer Adviser” has been added to the offer, beginning in the 2018-19 academic year. Entirely in English, the 1,500-hour course has been developed by Venice’s Università Ca’ Foscari and its Challenge School division.
Both courses will be funded by Italy’s Veneto region, while the Emilia-Romagna region will fund a third, soon-to-be-launched program training men’s shoe artisans and developed by the Berluti Académie du Savoir-faire in Ferrara.
Each apprenticeship alternates between theoretical education at the schools and practical training at the LVMH

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Merck KGaA says might strike partnership deal this year

German drugmaker Merck KGaA might agree partnership deals to jointly develop two of its most promising experimental medicines with a rival as early as this year, but more likely in 2019, its drug research and development chief said on Sunday.


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Moncler Strengthens Partnership With UNICEF

WARMER HEART: Moncler has strengthened the partnership with UNICEF — the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund — as part of the “Warmly Moncler” charity project. Launched in January, the initiative aims to provide clothes and survival kits to children and families in need who live in areas around the world with harsh winter weather conditions.
In particular, the outerwear specialist and the charity association, which operates in 192 countries, pledged to provide thermal blankets, hats, gloves, scarves, socks and shoes, in addition to fuel to warm up homes and schools. Clean water, food and medicines will be also included in the survival kits.
In addition, Moncler will now support UNICEF in favoring access to education to children and kids.
Thanks to the company’s contribution, more than 27,000 children and families mainly living in Nepal and Mongolia will benefit from this project.
To further raise awareness on the mission and activities implemented with UNICEF, the label will dedicate corners to the project in its Moncler Enfant store in Milan and flagship store in Aoyama, Tokyo, on Thursday and Oct. 20, respectively.
Established in Grenoble, France, in 1952, Moncler was acquired by Italian entrepreneur Remo Ruffini in 2003 and is publicly listed on Milan’s Stock Exchange.

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